ASAP Is Regional Anesthesia Safe Enough in Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Patients?
ACS Chemical NeuroscienceDOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00146
Authors: Singh A PMID: 32460464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abdelazeem Eldawlatly, Ahmed AbdulmomenSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 14(3):295-296
This article discusses guidelines specifically for anesthesiologists dealing with ophthalmic surgeries with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients. Anesthesiologists always work in the proximity of the patient's face while performing either ocular regional anesthesia or while managing the airway in the process of intubation/extubation. Within these guidelines, the emphasis is provided on thorough preoperative screening to identify COVID-19 patients and to prevent the exposure of healthcare staff by following standard personal protective equipment (PPE) precautions.
Conclusion: There are several anesthetic considerations in the care of pregnant women with COVID-19 due to their unique physiological changes. We provide considerations and recommendations for departmental and institutional leadership as well as the obstetric anesthesia providers. These recommendations may apply and can be edited, for future droplet or airborne based pandemics. The rapidly evolving literature makes it important to get updates directly from the relevant medical societies' websites.
AbdulMajeed S Khan, Abdullah M Kaki, Abdulrahman R Bakhsh, Ahmed S A. Hersi, Jameel T AbuAlenain, Jubara S Alallah, Fayez A Bokhari, Nasser AlQahtani, Bandar M AlKabli, Abdulrahman Al Qahtani, Nawfal AlJerian, Rashid AlOtaibiSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 14(3):365-369 Corona virus disease 2019 is a global pandemic, which affects around 2million individuals with a high death rate that exceeds 90,000 death cases across the globe. The Saudi Heart Association and the national cardiopulmonary resuscitation committee developed a taskforce to discuss the magnitude of clinical situation and CPR management on COVID-19 patients...
Talal Al Juhani, Nezar Al Zughaibi, Ahmad Haroun, Ahmed Al SaadSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 14(3):370-377 COVID-19 is a pandemic disease that recently been spreading all over the globe. Health-care bodies recognize that organized and written protocols are essential tools to help in fighting this highly contagious virus. In this review, we published our protocol and recommendations in the pediatric anesthesia department in our hospital in preparation for the management of children who are confirmed or suspected in perioperative periods.
This article attempts to describe such a framework for ECT procedures acknowledging limited solid scientific evidence at this time and being mindful of future changes to these suggestions as testing, immunization, and treatment options develop. This approach can be adopted in whole or in part to assist practitioners to protect the patient and themselves during the procedure.
Abdelazeem Eldawlatly, Mohamed R El Tahan, Ahmed Abdulmomen, Maan Kattan, Abdulaziz E AhmadSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 14(3):383-386 The Saudi Anesthesia Society (SAS) has developed interim guidelines on perioperative care of COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery and anesthesia. Patients with “ suspected/confirmed” COVID-19 might be scheduled for emergency thoracic procedures either during the acute or convalescence phases of the disease. There is a demanding need to develop the SAS recommendations on the perioperative care of thoracic surgery patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. There are no relev...
In this report, we have summarized the guidelines necessary for airway management of suspected/confirmed COVID-19 patient. Since the COVID-19 outbreak is up to date existed, therefore this report is considered as interim guidelines for airway management of the suspected/confirmed patients. The guidelines will be revisited and modified in the future, if necessary.